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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #199: Mechanical/Industrial ~

Cranberries have been farmed on and around the Long Beach Peninsula since the late 1800’s. At first growers would pick the cranberries by hand, which is okay for a family and community harvest, however unsustainable for future a commercial ventures. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light & Shadow ~

This week, Patti invites us to explore the interplay of light and shadow – a favorite subject of mine! In this post are some old favorites plus a couple new ones that I love. The rising sun highlights golden dune … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #197: The Rule of Thirds ~

Although I have known about the rule of thirds most of my adult life, I admit that when I take a photograph I’m usually “in the moment” and do not stop to determine if I have the image as I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #195: Colorful Expressions ~

What can I say? The dogs ate my homework?! Well in a way, that is partly why I’m so late posting to this challenge. Just about the time I have all my “must do’s” on the computer finished, Max or … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #194: Bokeh ~

For this week’s challenge, Sophie invites us to use the out of focus areas in our photos as the primary reason for selecting the shot. The first two and fourth photos in this series were taken at Long Beach, WA. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193 ~ They Say It’s Your Birthday! ~

Today marks 8 weeks since Max and Daisy arrived at our home, so it’s time for our two month anniversary update! Both beagles are adapting to the rhythms and patterns of our daily life. They get a walk or a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #192: Earth Story ~

This week, Amy invites us to share stories of the natural world on Earth through photos. I begin with a close up shot of a Bovista mushroom, about the size of my fist – 3″ (8 cm), as it emerged … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #191: Curves ~

So many gorgeous curves in my archives, and everywhere I look in the gardens. Thank you Anne Christine for an opportunity to show a few. Pacific Ocean storm swells wheel steadily toward the bulging berm in the shot above, taken … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 190: Closer and Closer ~

A seagull, is a seagull is a seagull is a shorebird. Often raucous and bothersome to people, they are a welcome friend in flocks of other shorebirds, and are native gleaner-cleaners along the surf of the Long Beach Peninsula. Determined … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #188: A Special Place ~

Over the years I have featured many of my favorite places, almost always in nature and close to a body of water. For this challenge from Karina of Murtaghs Meadow, I thought I would get interior and feature the inside … Continue reading

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